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Learn Brazilian Portuguese with real-life conversations that you'll never find in classrooms or textbooks. Carioca Connection is the best way to learn about Brazil, Brazilian culture and Portuguese, while having fun at the same time.

Carioca Connection: Brazilian Portuguese Conversation. Carioca Connection

    • Education
    • 4.9, 51 Ratings

Learn Brazilian Portuguese with real-life conversations that you'll never find in classrooms or textbooks. Carioca Connection is the best way to learn about Brazil, Brazilian culture and Portuguese, while having fun at the same time.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

Balcaman ,

I’ve fallen more in love with Brazil’s music, culture, + language through this podcast! 🇧🇷✨❤️🌻

I’ve been listening to Carioca Connection for one and a half years—since I began my Portuguese-learning journey, and I absolutely love listening to their podcast. My understanding of the spoken language has expanded through hearing their fun and interesting conversations.

The best part is how listening to this podcast has played a role in how I’ve been able to deepen my relationships with my Brazilian friends here in the U.S.

As a language teacher who comes from a bilingual upbringing, I’ve also appreciated Alexia and Foster’s eye to linguistics and language acquisition.

I’ve fallen more and more in love with the music, history, and culture of Brazil through their thorough and broad topics.

I can’t wait to keep training my ear to speak with the unique Carioca “sotaque” (my favorite accent from Brazil—the Rio accent), and to keep opening my heart to more and more knowledge about the people and culture of Brasil through Carioca Connection. I hope they record a thousand more seasons ;)

Muito obrigada Alexia e Foster 🌻 Tudo de bom para vocês!

Nekochuchu ,

Hey

Hey guys, estou curiosa quanto tempo que você tenha sido aprendendo português???
Eu morava no Brasil há 5 meses e só aprendi o suficiente para falar

Bronstein7 ,

Great podcast! Ótimo!

I just discovered this fresh and super instructive Brazilian Portuguese podcast, and it's totally addictive. It's exactly what I've been looking for to learn real Portuguese, including all sorts of slang expressions and the little conversational fillers and cues that are part of normal conversations. It requires a reasonable foundation in the language and builds vocabulary and a sense of how it all really works almost immediately.

The podcasts and worksheets are high quality and still improving; hosts Alexia and Foster provide a great look into how a Carioca and an advanced and improving non-native speaker relate to the language. The third season just finished.

The mix of topics includes just about anything you can think of in daily life, from ordering in metric units in a supermarket to European Portuguese to Giselle's role in Brazilian life to unique Brazilian expressions to elections and much more. The episodes about Brazilian music, especially the ones with guest Renato, are worth the cost of the audio and transcripts by themselves. I speak three other languages and can say that for me this is one of the best language instructional programs around. It's a lot of fun!

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